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The Evening of the Holiday by Shirley Hazzard
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Feb 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction

** spoiler alert ** I really liked this book until the end. It is beautifully written and I found it compelling in the way I find the best fiction of Anita Brookner. But the ending made no sense to me. Please tell me if I missed something but it seemed to me that Sophie's leaving was strangely unjustified. Why does she leave? If it was from fear, as I think Hazzard is trying to convey, it just isn't drawn out well.

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